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AuthorPetersen, William. author
TitleSome Factors Influencing Postwar Emigration from the Netherlands [electronic resource] / by William Petersen
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1952
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Descript 92 p. online resource


As Mr Petersen points out in this study, since the war there has been a very strong belief in the Netherlands that emigration is necessary. Even those who never before occupied themselves with these matters now speak of the large natural increase, the overpopulation, and the lack of opportunities in the Netherlands. Thousands are considering the possibility of leaving their homeยญ land and creating a new existence for themselves overseas. It is a mistake to suppose, however, that these ideas stem from the special demographic and economic conditions that arose in the Netherlands since the war; the opposite is the case. From this point of view, there has never been less reason for emigrating during the past decades than in these postwar years. As far as the demographic situation is concerned, by 1930 the natural increase had decreased markedly as compared with the preceding decades, so that the number of young persons entering the labor market after the war has been relatively small. On the other hand, there have been more openings in industry and in other sectors of the economy than ever before, so that unemployยญ ment pretty much disappeared. Only in 1951 did it again become at all significant


Population Pressure in the Netherlands -- An Emigration-Minded Country -- Motivation of Emigrants -- Migration Statistics -- Immigration Countries -- France -- Canada -- Australia -- New Zealand -- United States -- South Africa -- Latin America -- Indonesia -- Undeveloped Countries -- The Role of Government in Migration -- Selection of Migrants -- Age, sexy marital status -- Occupation -- Religion -- Race, nationality -- Assimilation of Emigrants -- Conclusions -- Sommaire Franรงais

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